El Toro Espanol, Semaphore

A short stroll down Semaphore Road, paired with some hungry eyes and accommodating bellies saw us making our way into El Toro Espanol for a small bite. I think we often over estimate the capacity of our bellies… which is definitely not a good thing!!

el toro espanol, tapas

We made a very small selection of 2 savouries and 1 sweet tapa:

el toro espanol, tapas
BBQ rare beef
Pork belly: slow cooked pork marinated with sherry, garlic and paprika; $7.00

Got the bbq rare beef from their specials menu – a really good choice on our part! Simple and clean flavours with super tender meat – less is definitely more.

el toro espanol, tapas

The pork belly with crackling however may have looked delicious but turned out rather bland and needed a good squeeze of the lemon wedge provided to add some depth and flavour to the meat.


Churros: Spanish style donuts served with sherry chocolate; $5.90

Yum! The sherry chocolate concoction was a winner and a favourite with the stranger. Just enough sweetness and a smooth consistency that coated each churros perfectly.

Looks like we’ll be heading back another time to tackle a lot more dishes on a much more emptier stomach!

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 4/5

-d

El Toro Español
39A Semaphore Road
Semaphore SA 5019
P 08 8449 1949


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